April 8, 2021 – 7:27 pm
The athletics event, scheduled for June 4, moves from the usual location of the Olympic stadium in Rome to coincide with the European football championships
of Corriere Fiorentino editorial staff
The forty-first edition of the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea has found its home. For the first time since 1980, the athletics meeting will not be held at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, as usual, but in Florence, at the ASICS Firenze Marathon Stadium. The structure, dedicated to the Marquis Luigi Ridolfi, one of the houses of Italian athletics and had been completely rebuilt in 2003 to host the first of two editions of the Bruno Zauli European Cup (an event that also took place there two years later, in 2005) .
Concomitance with the European football championships
The Golden Gala Pietro Mennea it leaves its traditional headquarters in 2021, the Olympic Stadium in Rome, to coincide with the European football championships (four games of the continental review should be played there, starting from the 11th of June). I am happy with this choice – commented the president of FIDAL, Stefano Mei – Florence a fundamental city for our movement, and bringing an international event back to the “Ridolfi” must be considered a good omen for all Italian athletics. The aim is to bring back on the athletics map, with ad hoc events, the large cities of our country that are currently missing from the appeal in terms of organizing events. I want to thank the administrators of the Municipality of Florence and the Tuscany Region for having supported the arrival of the Golden Gala in the city. At the same time, I would also like to publicly thank those of Naples, the other city that had offered its willingness to support the meeting: the time will soon come to experience a great athletics event also in their territory.
April 8, 2021 | 19:27
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